Simulation Specialist
at Samford University

Samford University
August 11, 2023
800 Lakeshore DR Birmingham, AL 35229 US
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Under general supervision, the Simulation Center Specialist will support the daily operations of the Experiential Learning and Simulation Center (Center). As a simulation specialist, the individual will be responsible for the installation, general maintenance, and general set-up and operation of sophisticated high, mid, and low fidelity simulation equipment, medical equipment and supplies, task trainers, audio-visual equipment and computers used in the training of healthcare professionals.

Duties, responsibilities and expectations of this position
• Collaborates with the executive director and Center coordinators to support Center daily operations
• Maintains laboratory equipment in good working order
• Daily lab set up and breakdown is done appropriately and efficiently
• Ability to operate all mannequins, audiovisual systems, computers, and simulators
• Perform routine maintenance on all equipment
• Interface with technical support of equipment manufacturers for troubleshooting and repair of all equipment
• Maintains supply rooms and communicates equipment and supply needs to executive director for purchase
• Reports equipment repair needs to the executive director and facilitates repair process
• Completes daily documentation related to simulation activities
• Facilitates tours for recruiting faculty, prospective students, high school students
• Implements policies and procedures for lab operations and simulation activities
• Assists with the coordination of orientation, training and ongoing support of simulation faculty during simulation
• Collaborates with clinical faculty during simulations with the ability to make appropriate adjustments based on needs of the particular scenario
• Attain and remain current with CHSOS certification after first 2 years of employment
• Other duties as assigned

Additional attributes that will be used in screening applicants:
Ability and availability to work flexible days and hours.
• Ability to critically think, problem solve and make decisive decisions/judgement. 
• Attention to details and ability to plan, organize and complete work independently with minimal supervision is critical. 
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work in a complex environment.
• Working knowledge of medical equipment, AV systems and medical terminology. 
• Proficient computer literacy skills and willingness to work with and learn advanced technology skills related to equipment used in simulation. 
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially with University faculty, students, staff and administrators. 
• Ability to express technical information clearly to non-technical persons, including developing and using standard operating checklists. 
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Associate degree
• 2 years' work experience in a hospital or patient care setting OR healthcare education setting (5 years preferred)
• Working knowledge of MS Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
• Experience in healthcare education simulation
• Bachelor’s degree
• CHSOS certification
• 5 years' work experience in a hospital or patient care setting OR healthcare education setting (5 years preferred)

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